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When work and satisfaction with life do not go hand in hand: health barriers and personal resources in the participation of people with chronic physical disabilities

Authors:
van CAMPEN Cretien, CARDOL Mieke
Journal article citation:
Social Science and Medicine, 69(1), July 2009, pp.56-60.
Publisher:
Elsevier

People with chronic physical disabilities participate less in both paid and voluntary work and are less satisfied with their lives than people without health problems. Governments and scientists have suggested that participation in employment is the main road to well-being. National survey data was on the participation in work and satisfaction with life was analysed, comparing people with a chronic illness and a physical disability (n = 603) to people with a chronic illness but without a physical disability (n = 1199) and the general population (n = 6128) in the Netherlands. The results show that the relationship between happiness and work is different for people with a chronic illness and a physical disability, as compared to the other two populations. Fewer people with a chronic illness and disability were categorized as ‘satisfied people with work’ (i.e. participating in work and satisfied with their life), while most people belonged to a group of ‘satisfied people without work’ and, surprisingly, not to the expected group of ‘dissatisfied people without work’. In order to explain this exceptional distribution the authors modelled satisfied participation in work as an outcome of a balance between personal resources and barriers. By means of discriminant regression analysis, the severity of motor disability was identified as the main barrier, and education level and age, as the main resource factors that distinguish between ‘satisfied people with work’ and others among the group of people with a chronic illness and a physical disability.

Book

Residential care of persons under the age of 65: statement for 31 March 2003 prepared pursuant to section 13 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health, Social Security and Public Safety
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

Short statement pursuant to the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978

Journal article

Explaining the role of sex on disability: a population-based study

Authors:
WRAY Linda A., BLAUM Caroline S.
Journal article citation:
Gerontologist, 41(4), August 2001, pp.499-510.
Publisher:
Gerontological Society of America

The authors investigate whether sex has a direct independent effect on disability or whether sex has an interactive effect on the relationship between chronic diseases/conditions and disability, and whether these effects differed in middle-aged versus older adults. Find that the effect of sex on activities of daily living difficulty is largely explained by social and health-related covariates in middle-aged and older adults. In contrast, the independent association of female sex with decreased strength and mobility in both groups cannot be explained by our models' social or health-related variables. In addition, the positive association of body mass index with mobility difficulty is significantly worse for women than for men.

Digital Media

The appointment

Authors:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION, (Producer)
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
DVD
Place of publication:
London

This 10 minute comedy drama introduces us to Alan, a hotel manager, on the day he finds out that he has a common but life-altering health condition. The film explores how attitudes to disability and long-term health conditions can affect people's chances of getting and keeping a job - irrespective of their actual impact on work. And how the reactions of those around us - family, friends and work colleagues - can make us fearful of revealing important aspects of our lives.

Journal article

Addressing sexual issues in individuals with chronic health conditions

Authors:
CLAIRBORNE Nancy, RIZZO Victoria M.
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Work, 31(3), August 2006, pp.221-224.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

This article aims to provide social workers with information about the PLISSIT model, the intervention used for the treatment of people with disabilities or chronic illness who have sexuality issues. PLISSIT stands for the four levels of intervention: i) permission giving, ii) limited information, iii) specific suggestions, and iv) intensive therapy.

Book

Full circle

Author:
PEARCE Pauline
Publisher:
Chipmunkapublishing
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
48p.
Place of publication:
Brentwood

Tells the  tale about a woman with Dystonia. Dystonia is the term used to describe a condition dominated by involuntary sustained muscle spasms. These spasms can affect various parts of the body and cause abnormal movements and postures, and can be extremely painful.

Journal article

Time to get your last claim home

Author:
BATEMAN Neil
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 10.8.00, 2000, p.31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

As severe disablement allowances faces the axe, the author looks at the particular advantages for some people are unable to work due to health problems of claiming the disappearing benefit.

Journal article

The effects of chronic renal failure on marital relationships

Authors:
BEZUIDENHOUT F.J., POTGIETER M.C.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 34(3), 1998, pp.256-266.

Discusses the factors related to marriage and Chronic Renal Failure adjustment.

Journal article

School and the ME generation

Author:
COHEN Phil
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 3.12.97, 1997, p.19.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

With as many as 25 000 children with chronic fatigue syndrome in the UK, nurses need to know more about the condition in order to educate parents and teachers. This article reports on the condition.

Book

Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment) Bill

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1983
Pagination:
10p.
Place of publication:
London

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